There’s no actual statute covering cockfighting in the state of Georgia, but according
to Brackett v. State, 142 Ga. App. 601 (1977) cockfighting constitutes a violation of
Georgia’s Cruelty to Animals statute, OCGA § 16-12-4.
Cockfighting constitutes cruelty to animals in violation of O.C.G.A. § 16 12 4 (b) and
is not exempt from prosecution pursuant to subsection (e) thereof under the guise
of scientific research by virtue of the fact that blood or tissue samples are taken
from some of the game birds and sent to a laboratory for disease testing. Official
Attorney General Opinion 2003-7. See the full Attorney General Opinion here: